Investment Characteristics

We look for companies that meet all the criteria below and with our diverse operating history, we remain opportunistic to investing in businesses outside our seven key industries.


  • Profitable companies under $100 million in revenues
  • Significant, organic and/or acquisition growth potential
  • Leading market position with a defensible product or service that competes on more than price
  • Value-based employee culture with a customer and goal oriented focus


  • Primarily Southeastern US but will consider anywhere in US
  • Industry neutral
  • Niche markets where the larger market participants are not as focused or cannot compete


  • Interested in the following investment-stage scenarios:
    • GROWTH investing to enable profitable, growing companies to fund internal growth and/or acquisitions
    • BUYOUTS where owners are looking to exit completely
    • RECAPITALIZATION providing partial liquidation of the owner’s equity position
  • Interested in acquiring a majority or meaningful minority ownership stake, with board involvement
  • A strong management team with a successful track record,
    and looking to retain a meaningful ownership stake
  • Situations where we are typically the first institutional investor

William R. Batt

William R. Batt

Chief Financial Officer

Professional Associations

Metropolitan Bancgroup, Inc. Board Member
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants member

History and Current Role

Bill joined the company in 1983. His responsibilities include cash and liquidity management, credit procurement and credit management as well as oversight of Accounting, Tax compliance, Human Resources and Information Technology In addition he is responsible for coordination of all services provided to the family through the company. He is a member of the Strategic Committee and the Marketable Securities Committee.

Prior Experience

Arthur Andersen public accounting firm 1981-1983
Boards and Civic Affiliations


Bill is married to Edie and they have three children, Will, Kim and Betsy.


Christian Brothers University (BS Accounting 1981)

Hobbies & Interests

Outdoor Activities

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